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A Map of Chignectou Bason, with the Country Adjacent, And Plans of the English and French Forts, in Nova Scotia

A Map of Chignectou Bason, with the Country Adjacent, And Plans of the English and French Forts, in Nova Scotia

Surveyor: Colins, Ensign Charles Husband

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1754

Shelfmark: K.Top 65

Item number: 65

Length: 53.6

Width: 74.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This French Fort was built in 1751, in retaliation for the building of Fort Lawrence by the British. It was located in the 17th century French settlement of Beaubassin, which was previously known as Chignectou, on top of Beau Sejour Ridge The two opposing forts were about a mile apart and clearly visible to each other. In 1755 a British force succeeded in capturing Beau Sejour and renamed it Fort Cumberland.

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